PR2: Wednesday, 8th June, 2005
Apostle-Elder Enoch Ofori, the President of the Association of 7th Day Pentecostal Assemblies in Ghana, has stated that the law-enforcement agencies have been ordained by God to maintain peace and order in society.
He has therefore called on Christians to honour their tax obligations to the state for the maintenance of the law-enforcement personnel, divinely mandated to protect the lives and property of God’s children.
Apostle Ofori made the call during the Mid-Year National Camp Meeting of the Church in Kumasi, held from 3rd to 5th June, 2005. The theme of the meeting was “Christ’s Unseen World Rule”.
Quoting Romans 13:1-6, Apostle Ofori explained that the law enforcement institutions, such as the Police and the Courts, by checking crime, indiscipline and lawlessness, act as ministers of God who fight against evil. He pointed out that God has a hand in the administration of justice in the world, as the civil and criminal laws God gave to Moses for Israel have been incorporated into the laws of virtually all modern nations.
Given their unique responsibilities as God’s peace officers and law enforcers, Apostle Ofori said the law-enforcement agencies should, as a matter of principle, shun all acts that could bring their professional duties into disrepute and hurt the cause of justice, peace and security.
The highlights of the Camp Meeting included wonderful testimonies to the glory of Christ for His continued blessings on the Church.
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